Madonna’s so psyched about her upcoming dance album that she can’t wait to see how fans will react to it. “I want people to jump out of their seats,” she said.
Though a few lucky clubgoers have already heard a taste of Confessions on a Dance Floor — since Madonna’s DJs and remixers like to test out unreleased tracks on actual dance floors — the rest of us will have to be patient. The 12-song album is due November 15, while the first single, “Hung Up,” hits radio October 17.
Madonna hasn’t released a track list yet, but she recently confirmed the title of at least one other song, which is called “I Love New York,” a city she once spent a lot of time in.
“The reason I don’t spend more time there is because my kids are in school [in London] and my husband likes it in London and, you know, I’m being a good wife!” she told MTV News. “But I get him to come to New York. We make it happen in the Big Apple, don’t you worry.”
Just as Madonna can’t escape New York, she also can’t escape her dancing days — she did make her living with her feet first, after all. “She has a dance halo over her head,” her co-producer and DJ Stuart Price (a.k.a. Jacques Lu Cont) said. “It’s in her blood.”
Price, who previously lent his electro-pop sound to American Life by co-writing “X-Static Process,” did “a lot” of work on Confessions with Madonna. He said they started “without any preconceived notions” and ended up making “unapologetic dance music” (see “Madonna Returning To Dance Music On Her Next Album” ). “It was straight from the gut, unencumbered, not over-edited, very spontaneous,” he said.
Madonna also worked on her 10th studio album with Swedish producers/songwriters Bloodshy & Avant as well as French producer Mirwais Ahmadzai, who collaborated with Madonna on both Music and American Life.
“It’s all about having a good time straight through and nonstop,” Madonna said.